Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Robert Skipwith

a lively and lasting sense of filial duty is more effectually impressed on the mind of a son or daughter by reading King Lear, than by all the dry volumes of ethics and divinity that ever were written.

RC (ViU). Dft (DLC). Published in PTJ, 1:76–81.
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Thomas Jefferson
Robert Skipwith
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August 3, 1771
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